Filton Hill School


Our Intent

Why is Maths important for all students at Filton Hill? Why does it matter?

The study of mathematics provides learners with many skills which are transferable across the curriculum and the world around them.

Our maths curriculum supports children to gain a deep long term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject which enables them to become agile mathematicians.  We aim to encourage learners to gain fluency in number and be able to reason and problem solve using a variety of strategies. 

The National Curriculum forms the basis for our long-term planning: setting out the expectations in each year group, with links made across strands. The medium-term planning organises the units systematically term by term, with many opportunities for embedding skills with problem solving. Class teachers use Maths No Problem to support with sequencing learning. Short-term unit plans are prepared for daily teaching.

The curriculum is taught through the units as follows with all year groups teaching the same units at similar times:

Number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry, statistics.

At Filton Hill we believe that planning is to inform practice, it moves learning forward and allows our team to break larger concepts down into small steps.

S planning allows the planner to start with the end in mind, what do we want our learners to understand by the end of this ‘sequence of learning’ or ‘learning journey’?

Effective planning should involve the planner thinking deeply about the steps needed to be taken (the ‘journey’) to enable ALL learners to succeed and meet objectives.

Planning should ensure that the teacher is confident in the delivery of content, as it has been well thought out.

We use S planning to support this.

How does studying Maths help young people to achieve?

Maths enables learners to become confident in sharing their mathematical thinking through oral and written work.  Our learners are introduced to a wide range of mathematical vocabulary which enables them to articulate their understanding in a concise and logical manner.

Throughout our mathematics curriculum, children are encouraged to develop their mathematical thinking leading them to be able to build upon and challenge the ideas of others. Our curriculum aims to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to be successful in the next stage of their learning.  We believe that all children are capable of achieving high standards in mathematics.

Schemes of Work

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Vocabulary Progression